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#234 of 292 Re: jetta 2002 [paulojetta2002]
May 02, 2009 (5:49 pm)
Your VW dealer cant fix a problem with a VW.... are you serious??? I bet I can guess why your CEL (CheckEngineLamp) is on from here! (sounds like you need to find a more competent dealership)
You need to get the CEL fixed... then, if problems still exist, move forward from there.
BTW: You say you "did a tuneup"... I am curious... just exactly what did you do? (There has not been any such thing as a "tuneup" since electronic-ignition was invented.)
May 12, 2009 (8:54 am)
Still looking for help in figuring out why my '08 2.0T jetta is lurching forward with a stutter when I take my foot off the brake and before I start to accerate. Anyone out there help me?
Only happens when engine is warm - cold starts the 'off the line' are smooth and with out any lurches (my definition is like a manual transmission with a new driver)-
but as soon as the engine does engage it is smooth from there on up to speed.
Only started to happen after my 15K check/oil change - please help! thx
May 13, 2009 (8:13 am)
I 'm guessing you have the 2.0T and DSG? Dont have an answer for ya, wish I did, mine acts funny sometimes also.
GLI or Wolfsburg?
#237 of 292 Re: lurching [fho2008]
May 13, 2009 (8:25 am)
Wolfsburg. I changed out the MAS and it eliminated the problem. In fact, it ran so well I almost received a speeding ticket. Sold the vehicle last fall but due to the high cost of parts, I will not be buying another one.
#238 of 292 Re: lurching [fho2008]
May 13, 2009 (8:27 am)
yes it is a wolfsburg - good to hear I am not alone, still so strange to have this happen - not sure what DSG is.... thanks for responding.
#239 of 292 96 Jetta GLS will not start
May 13, 2009 (9:07 am)
I have replaced distributor, coil, computer, crankshaft sensor. I have fuel but no spark. When I jumper out the tach wire with the trigger wire for the coil it starts fine but the fuel will not increase. It just would not start one day and I need help finding out what.
#240 of 292 DSG (gophergirl)
May 14, 2009 (9:22 am)
Wolf also. AFAIK its a manual trans, but yes, with computer technology it drives like an automatic.
Direct Shift Gearbox I think is what DSG means. They brag that its the fastest shifting trans.
I noticed it acting wierd since I started taking the back road home, not all the time, but sometimes it does.
Think its used to me driving on the highway with the cruise set. Maybe it will get better the more it gets used to the back road.
I want nothing to do with the road construction on the highway coming home.......the usual morons and semis forced into one lane..........I know that isnt a pretty sight!!
Have you tried sport mode and launch control?
#241 of 292 Re: DSG (gophergirl) [fho2008]
May 15, 2009 (6:12 am)
Thanks for the info - I was so frustrated, I emailed my dealer - who immediately replied with a couple of questions and then had me stop by without an appointment - and pulled the service manager out to go for a ride with me....I was apprehensive at first, but knew there was something funky with this car. Sure enough the problem presented itself immediately and the guy seemed to know exactly what was going on. I am scheduled in for a couple of days and seems like he did say something about DSG - but heard something about paddles....
All props to Burnsville Volkswagon in Burnsville MN. The counter staff, the service staff were exceptional - Hope this will rectify the problem once and for all.
Thanks to cyperland for the support! Will keep you all posted
#242 of 292 2001 VW Jetta Engine problem - one Cylinder is mis fire!!
May 20, 2009 (7:51 am)
folks, i have a 2001 jetta and the engine light is on!!
Checked and was told 5th cylinder is mis-fired. meaning normal cylinders should have 190lbs pressure, but mine 5th only has 70 lbs pressure. was told as a huge problem and it will cost a lot to fix it!!
what should i do then?! the light was on actually one month a ago and it can drive Ok even long travel~~~
Anyone has any idea?
#243 of 292 Re: 2001 VW Jetta Engine problem - one Cylinder is mis fire!! [ohbaobei]
May 21, 2009 (7:07 pm)
I am assuming you have the VR6 engine (The only 2001 engine with a cylinder #5) I also assume you are saying that a "compression test" was done and cylinder #5 measured lower than the other cylinders. It is also correct that this usually means you have SERIOUS engine damage.
My suggestion is that you get a "second opionion". Ask somone else to perform both a "compression test" and a "leakdown test".
If the same results come back... I would personally consider NOT fixing the engine.... continue to change the oil and drive it.
BTW: I am not convinced that low compression in one cylinder would make the CEL (Check Engine Light) come on. That may be another issue altogether.